My friends and I recently went to Fort Chiswell Animal Park in Wytheville, Virginia. It was a lot of fun and you can see animals from 6 different continents. There is a petting zoo where you can interact with the smaller animals. And every hour they take people on a bus to see the larger animals that roam around in the 45-acre park. You can also buy a bag of food to feed them. The bigger animals might steal the food cup from you, though. But that’s okay. That happens all the time apparently, haha.
Pictures from Fort Chiswell Animal Park
They had a lot of adorable alpacas and llamas. I tend to get them mixed up but I’m pretty sure this is an alpaca.
Here is a scimitar-horned oryx and a horse in the background. The scimitar-horned oryx is extinct in the wild.
A picture of the park. It’s really pretty.
Water buffalo hanging out in a pond. I think these guys are my favorite.
A really sweet goat. He got lots of love. 🙂
I think these are called African Crested Cranes. The birds are the only animals at Fort Chiswell Animal Park that you can’t feed. They will bite.
I love cockatoos. I tried to get this guy to vocalize a little more but he was pretty quiet.
My friend Adrian took this photo of a parrot. It’s one of my favorites. 🙂
He also took this photo of an umbrella cockatoo.
Tried and tried to get a good picture of this buffalo but he just wouldn’t turn around.
Ostriches. These are the weirdest animals. They crack me up. 🙂
Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig.
An up close picture of an ostrich.
A camel. I was actually surprised by how big these guys are. I knew they were big (I mean, people ride them) but I guess it didn’t really sink in until I was with one in person.
I know I have a lot of ostrich photos. But I love this one. He looks a bit confused, haha.
Some turtles hanging out on a log. Our tour guide said these are the only animals that weren’t actually put there by them. They just showed up. I think that’s pretty awesome.
The water buffalo hanging out in the water.
Some kind of ducks. I’m not sure what they are though.
Another good shot of the umbrella cockatoo.
A wallaby getting a drink of water.
Water Buffalo Video
Here’s a video of the water buffalo coming right up to the bus. In fact, most of the animals would do that and we had a lot of fun petting and feeding them.
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